Museums, galleries & heritage

Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums

Curriculum subjects

Biology and science 


Fiona Greenwold is the engagement officer at Great North Museum, Hancock, a part of the Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums. Fiona explains how she uses her background in biology, as well as her training in teaching to educate and inspire interest in the natural world. Exploring the outdoors and having a love of nature are invaluable resources for an engagement officer. 

Ice-breaker questions

  • Where did Fiona's interest in biology come from?
  • Why is communication important for an engagement officer?
  • Which groups of people does an engagement officer work with?
  • How is volunteering important for this type of role?  

Want to know more?

Visit National Careers Service website to learn more about working as a museum assistant.

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